A Nice Gift In Mid-January

Posted in IndyCar on January 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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If you are a ticket-holder for the Indianapolis 500 and you renewed your tickets for the upcoming race, chances are that you’ve received a package in the mail this week from IMS president Doug Boles. If you haven’t received yours yet, you might want to stop reading now if you don’t want me top spoil the surprise.

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Why Is INDYCAR Shouting?

Posted in IndyCar on January 20, 2017 by Oilpressure

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If you have found some of my posts on logos and such to be tedious and tiresome, you probably won’t like this one much either. I’m convinced that my wife loves me very much. But I also know that I drive her up the wall when I go off on some random and obscure tangent, which is not uncommon for me to do.

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When It Rains, It Pours

Posted in IndyCar on January 18, 2017 by Oilpressure

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As is usually the case, news has begun to pour out of the Verizon IndyCar Series now that the holidays are way behind us. Fortunately for Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee – our friends on Trackside – the news always pours out on Tuesday’s, the normal night for their weekly show to air so they can discuss the news items almost as soon as they happen. They always joke that it happens that way; but it is so frequent, I’m beginning to think there is some truth to it.

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Something To Whet Our Appetites

Posted in IndyCar on January 16, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Last October, we learned that the Verizon IndyCar Series had decided to make radical changes to the looks of the DW12 when the new common bodywork went into effect in 2018. Radical may be considered too dramatic of a word for some, but when you’re talking about making a DW12 look sexy – to me, that’s radical.

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Let The Gouging Begin!

Posted in IndyCar on January 13, 2017 by Oilpressure

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It’s that time of year again. It used to be that I wouldn’t start thinking about making my hotel reservations for Indianapolis 500 race weekend until mid-to-late February. Last year at this time, my friend Paul Dalbey (of More Front Wing) sent me a text telling me that rooms were already going quickly – and that was mid-January.

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Where Did The Time Go?

Posted in IndyCar on January 11, 2017 by Oilpressure

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As I grow older, I become more and more amazed at how quickly time passes. When I turned fifteen, it seemed like it took another ten years to pass before my sixteenth birthday and the driver’s license that went along with it. Conversely, when my kids were born, it seemed like they were ten in the blink of an eye. At my current ripe old age, the years are passing by like weeks used to. I like to assume that I’ll live to be at least eighty-five, which is another twenty-seven years away – but something tells me those twenty-seven years will pass by at light speed.

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Yellow, Yellow, Yellow!

Posted in IndyCar on January 9, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Every now and then, I get to experience a perk for being an IndyCar blogger. Over the Christmas break, I had the privilege of taking advantage of one of those perks. I received an e-mail from the producer of an upcoming documentary special, entitled Yellow, Yellow, Yellow: The IndyCar Safety Team. They asked me to preview it to see what I thought. Why they would ask an aging blogger sitting behind a keyboard in Nashville, TN to preview it is beyond me, but I gladly obliged and was later very grateful they had given me the chance to see it early.

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